Understanding this Region is an interdisciplinary foundation unit which will provide you with a regional, national and international understanding of this part of the world, focusing on its unique and complex nature. You will be introduced to Australian history, to Indigenous matters both historical and contemporary, to Asian studies, and to Australias neighbours and closest relationships in the region. In addition, you will be encouraged to reflect on what you think Australias region is, and to develop an awareness of how identities in this region have influenced one another. You will become familiar with the breadth of study in the Humanities and Social
Sciences, and learn how various disciplines approach the same topic from different perspectives
|Unit name||Understanding this Region|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Discipline||Global Cultures and Languages|History and Classics|
|Coordinator||Doctor Taufiq Tanasaldy|
|Available as an elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
|Cradle Coast||Semester 2||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).
- demonstrate knowledge of this region.
- demonstrate an understanding of how contemporary experience is shaped by the regions history.
- appreciate the diverse cultural and historical interpretations of this region.
- demonstrate a range of academic skills, including research, communication and academic writing skills; the ability to summarise and evaluate materials; to take accurate notes; adhere to conventions of written english (word choice, grammar and spelling); and acknowledge sources.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
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2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.
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|Assessment||Three online quizzes (30%)|Lecture and Reading Summaries (20%)|Essay Preparation Exercise (20%)|Written Report (30%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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